Valeri Chekheria

Valeri Chekheria
Adjara Group

Valeri has emerged as a key business leader in the region through his innovative approach to implementing modern business values to the Georgian community. 

Under his leadership the company, Adjara Group, has revolutionized the country’s hospitality industry by creating internationally praised Georgian lifestyle brands such as Rooms Hotels (Tbilisi and Kazbegi), Stamba Hotel and Fabrika youth accommodation.

He is behind a diverse portfolio of trend-setting hotels and new entrepreneurial projects including a large-scale agricultural and farming development initiative in Eastern region of Georgia. 

Valeri is a dedicated philanthropist involved in a number of charitable causes and leads the company’s CSR efforts. He is Chairman of the Board of the Global Compact Network Georgia as well as a board-member of the McLain Association Children and of the Civil Development Agency (CIDA). 

Prior to taking leadership of the company in 2011 he served as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Economic Development and the Minister of Finance. Valeri graduated from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, where he completed a Masters of Public Administration (MPA). 

As a recognition of his achievements Valeri was privileged to join YGL class of 2018, on World Economic Forum as a member of the Young Global Leaders’ programme along with 100 of the world’s most promising, business leaders, public servants, technologists, social entrepreneurs and artists. 


Looking East

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 11:30am to 12:15pm
Session Type: Panel
Session Track: The Eat Conference